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Monarch feeding on Prairie Verbena. Photo by Marya Fowler

Collaborating to Save the Monarch Migration

2/5/2016 // By Grace Barnett

The migration of monarch butterflies is one of the natural world’s most epic journeys. The eastern population of monarchs flies up to 3,000 miles from their summer homes in America’s backyards and grasslands to wintering grounds in Mexico’s mountain forests. …

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Butterfly Heroes’ Highlights and Successes

12/18/2015 // By Erin Sweeney

The National Wildlife Federation’s Butterfly Heroes program sought to bring awareness to the declining population of monarchs and other pollinators and connect gardeners, kids, and families alike to protect these important species. Participants who pledged (by uploading a photo of the ASL symbol for …

Swallowtail butterfly. Photo by National Wildlife Photo contest entrant Jenyfra Nelson

Four Questions about Neonicotinoid Pesticides

12/11/2015 // By NWF

The increasing buzz on pollinators has raised awareness on the various threats to their survival, such as habitat loss and chemical use. For over 42 years, the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program has been ahead of these issues …

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From White House to Texas, a Growing Buzz Around Pollinator Protection

12/9/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

When you’re in your garden collecting milkweed seed pods on a windy fall afternoon, you may not realize you’re part of a burgeoning nationwide effort to protect America’s pollinators. As someone who’s seen firsthand how local, state and federal agencies …

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Gifts That Help Wildlife

11/30/2015 // By David Mizejewski

With the holiday shopping season upon us, here are some gifts ideas from our new Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide catalog that will help attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your yard or garden. These make perfect gifts for the birder …

Photos: Loraine Bond

Missoula Garden Fosters Healthy Living for Kids and Wildlife

10/28/2015 // By Education Coordinator

The kids at The Parenting Place have gone over the hill. And under it. Constructed last summer by volunteers, a tunnel and slide built into a hill in the backyard of the Missoula, Montana establishment has become one of the …

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Introducing the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide Catalog

9/29/2015 // By NWF

For 30 years, National Wildlife Federation has been offering nature-inspired merchandise through National Wildlife Catalog. Now, we’ve launched a brand new online catalog called the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide. It’s filled with everything you need to create a thriving wildlife …

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Declining Monarch Butterfly Finds Hope for Recovery in St. Louis

9/15/2015 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

About this time last year, the National Weather Service spotted a cloud stretching from the St. Louis area east into Illinois. Meteorologists watching the radar noted that its shape was irregular and it was changing shapes. Turns out, it was …

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Five Ways of Making Your Lawn Better

8/31/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is a great time to get your yard ready for the next growing season. The cooling temperatures often make working outside less taxing, and some of the late-blooming plants in your yard provide a great opportunity to get a close …

The newly registered Community Wildlife Habitat Team, NW Seattle: "Groundswell NW" led by Jan Satterthwaite. Photo by Jan Satterthwaite

New Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat

8/10/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

Across the nation, National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program encourages citizen leaders to take action for wildlife in their own communities. The program provides these leaders with a framework and resources to restore wildlife habitat and educate and engage community …

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